Category Archives: GPS Drawings

Map Orkney Month: Imagining archaeological mappings paper published

Map Orkney Month: Imagining archaeological mappings has just been published in a new open access online journal Livingmaps Review (Vol. 1, No. 1). This is based on my contribution to the Public Archaeology 2015 project, in which 6 archaeologists and … Continue reading

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Kirkwall Grammar School S1 rapid counter mapping of the Ring of Brodgar

Check out these fantastic new maps of the Ring of Brodgar, Orkney World Heritage Site, made by Kirkwall Grammar School S1 students (all 125 of them) on 12th May 2015 on their Big Day Out. These are the results from … Continue reading

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Gathering all the fragments, encircling the island: walk around Papay in 3:52

Circular walk around Papay, Saturday 7th February 2015 in 3 hours 52 mins (08:07 – 11:59) encircling Papay Gyro Nights 2015 festival. Place references: Tredwell (PGN Studio) and Aalsker (scene of Depressive Cop party filming).

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Map Orkney Month – call for participants

Background info here This is a preview preview….. more coming soon: publicarchaeology2015.wordpress.com 

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Greenland adventures: re-imagining Anna Aurora Astrup

Photo (c) Tonje Birkeland Isafjorur – Nansen Fjord – Mount Aurora – Kangerdlugssuaq – Suhaili Bay – Nigertuluk – Astrups Horn – Tasilaq – Kulusuk By Tonje Bøe Birkeland, Daniel Lee and Antonia Thomas. Tracks from Greenland made by the … Continue reading

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Circular walks: some recent experimental GPS tracks

Peedie Sea, Model Boating Lake, Kirkwall, Orkney (14/11/14). Circular walks using two GPS receivers. The Peedie Sea (or Peerie Sea, meaning small sea) symbolises the growth of Kirkwall; from a merchant shipping town where the inlet serviced numerous piers and … Continue reading

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Rackwick Survey – Week 2

Week 2 of the Rackwick survey (30th June – 4th July – belated update) covered the central part of the township, south-eastern area and the sand dunes. We also took a walk on the eastern side of the burn around … Continue reading

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